Who We are

“Grace Point is a place to grow in your faith and relationship with Jesus Christ, to joyfully worship, serve, and learn. In times of discouragement, it is a sanctuary, a shelter from the world, and a place for those who are deeply hurting and searching for answers in their lives. No matter where you are in your spiritual life, Grace Point is a place for you! Enter our doors for a warm smile of greeting, a relaxing cup of coffee, and the blessings of meeting with God together.”


What we believe

The sole basis of our beliefs is the Bible, God’s infallible written Word, the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments. We believe that it was uniquely, verbally and fully inspired by the Holy Spirit and that it was written without error (inerrant) in the original manuscripts. It is the supreme and final authority in all matters on which it speaks.

We believe that there is only one God (Deut. 6:4; Matt. 28:19) existing eternally as three Persons—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (John 14:26; 15:26).

We believe that each of these Persons is God (Rom. 1:7; 9:5; Acts 5:3-4).
We believe that each is perfect in holiness, infinite in wisdom, measureless in power and that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men.

We believe that God is sovereign in all authority over the entire universe (Rom. 9:20-21). We also believe that it is our responsibility to submit ourselves to the will of God ( Rom. 12:1-2).

We believe that the Bible, consisting of the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments, is the Word of God.

We believe that the Bible is verbally inspired in all of its parts and, therefore, it is without error as originally given by God (2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Pet. 1:19-21; Jer 1:4-10).

We believe that it is the supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct (2 Tim. 3:16-17; Ps. 119:9-11).

We accept as the Word of God those translations reflecting the above view of scripture and competent scholarship.

We believe in the fatherhood of the First Person of the Trinity; that He is the Father of the Second Person in a unique way by eternal generation (2 Cor. 1:3); and that He is the Father of all believers by the new birth (Gal. 3:26; John 1:12).
We believe in His eternal preexistence and deity (Micah 5:2; Isa. 9:6; John 1:1,14; Titus 2:13).

We believe in His first advent to earth, assuming a complete, sinless human nature by virgin conception and birth (Luke 1:26-2:7) and becoming the God-man, Jesus Christ.

We believe in His sinless human life (1 Pet. 2:22; 1 John 3:5), His substitutionary death (1 Pet. 2:24; Rom. 5:8), His bodily resurrection (Luke 24:5-6), His physical ascension into heaven (Acts 1:6-12), His current intersession for us at the Father’s right hand (Rom. 8:34), His current work of building the church (Matt. 16:18), His return for the church (1 Thess. 4:13-17; 2 Thess. 2:1), and His second advent to earth to rule over the world for a thousand years (Rev. 19:11-16; 20:1-6).

We believe in His deity and personality (Acts 5:1-4; 13:2).

We believe in His work of restraining evil and of convicting the lost (John 16:8-11; 2 Thess. 2:6-7).

We believe in His work of regenerating (Titus 3:5), instantaneously baptizing into Christ and His body (Acts 1:5; Gal. 3:27; 1 Cor. 6:19-20), and sealing (Eph.1:13; 4:30) all who receive Christ as their Savior.

We believe in His continuing work in each saved person of convicting (1 John 3:20, 24), sanctifying (2 Cor.3:18), teaching (1 John 2:27), guiding (Romans 8:14), imparting gifts (1 Cor. 12:4-11), filling (Acts 4:31; Eph. 5:18), abiding (John 14:16), indwelling (John 14:17 and Matt. 3:16), and enabling (Gal. 5:25).

We believe the sign gifts of the Holy Spirit (miracles, healings, prophecies, tongues, etc.) served their useful purposes during the infancy of the Christian church and until the completion and distribution of the New Testament, and are not normative for today (Heb. 2:3-4; 1 Tim 5:23; 2 Tim 4:20).

We believe that the first man and woman were directly created by God with the divine image apart from any organic evolutionary process (Gen. 1:27; 2:7, 21, 22).

We believe that Adam and Eve sinned against God and brought upon themselves and their posterity spiritual and physical death (Gen. 2:16-17; 3:1-19; 5:5; Rom. 5:12).

We believe that all of mankind, being Adam’s posterity, are sinners by nature (Rom. 5:19) and by practice (Rom. 3:9-12) and are justly condemned by God (Rom. 5:18; 3:19; John 3:18).

We believe that God, motivated by His love and grace, has fully met the demands of His holiness on behalf of sinners and has done all that is necessary for their salvation by giving His Son to pay man’s debt of sin and by raising Him from the dead (John 3:16 Rom. 6:23; 5:8; 1 Peter 2:24; Heb. 9:26; John 1:29).

We believe that on the basis of Christ’s death and resurrection God is freely and righteously able to save everyone who repents and trusts Christ and His substitutionary work on the cross (John 3:16; 1:12; Acts 17:30).

We believe that salvation, which is deliverance from sin’s penalty, power and ruin, can neither be earned by human merit nor produced by human works; that it is the gracious gift of God to all who receive the Savior (Eph. 2:8-9; Rom. 6:23).

We believe that salvation brings the believer into a right relation with God (John 17:3) and bestows upon him the riches of God’s grace (Eph. 1:3) including forgiveness of sin (Acts 10:43), eternal life (John 5:24), and membership in God’s family and kingdom (John 1:12; 3:3; Col.1:13).

We believe that all who are saved are divinely kept until they experience the redemption of their bodies from the power of sin and death at Christ’s return (Eph. 4:30; Rom. 8:10-11, 23: Phil. 3:20-21).

We believe in the universal church of Christ, which is that company of people who, from Pentecost until the rapture, are saved and are baptized with the Holy Spirit into Christ (Matt. 16:18; Eph. 1:22; Acts 1:5; 11:15,16; 1 Cor. 12:12, 27); that this church presently functions as Christ’s body (Eph. 1:22,23); and in the future will function as His bride (Eph. 5:32; Rev. 19:7).

We believe in the local church, which is that company of saved, baptized people who assemble regularly to worship God, to observe the Lord’s Supper (Acts 2:42), to fellowship together in the Word and in prayer (Acts 2:42-47) to edify one another (1 Thess. 5:11), to exercise discipline (Matt. 18:15-20), and to exercise their spiritual gifts (Acts 13:1-3; Rom 12:6-8), who do good works (Acts 11:27-30), who bear witness to the gospel at home and abroad (1 Thess. 1:8-10 ); Phil. 4:10-18), and who look for Christ’s return (1 Thess. 1:10; Acts 1:9-11).

We believe that every saved person who is physically able should give himself to water baptism by immersion in obedience to the Lord’s command (Matt. 28:19-20).

We believe that every believer should regularly observe the Lord’s Supper in obedience to the Lord’s command as he is able (Luke 22:19-20).

We believe in the conscious existence of the dead (Rev. 6:9-10), the resurrection of the saved (1 Cor. 15:20-23) and of the unsaved (John 5:28-29), the appraisal of the saved (2 Cor. 5:10), the judgment of the lost (Rev. 20:11-15), the eternal life of the saved, and the eternal punishment of the lost (Matt. 25:46).

We believe in Christ’s return for His church before the seven-year tribulation period (1 Thess. 2:1-3), His advent after the tribulation to rule over the earth a thousand years (Matt. 24:29-31; Rev. 19:11-16), and the creation of a new heaven and earth (Rev. 21:1-5) wherein God will dwell with His people forever.

(See Article VI, Section 2 including its footnote.)

We believe in the existence and personality of Satan, (Matt.4:1-11), a fallen angel (Matt. 4:8-11; Mark 1:12, 13; Luke 4:1-13 Ezek. 28:13-17), who leads a rebellion against God and who is the adversary of God’s people (1 Pet. 5:8).

We believe that he was divinely condemned at the cross (John 16:11; Acts 26:18; Luke 10:18) and eventually will be cast into the lake of fire (Rev . 20:10).

We believe that each church member is to be and to do all that God has revealed for him in His word and as summarized in the Church Covenant.

We believe that the Christian life is essentially Christ’s living in and through His people (John 15:5; Gal. 2:20; Phil. 1:21) and that Christian service is His working through His people to build His church in saving the lost and strengthening the saved (Act 14:27; Rom. 7:4; 1:11-13).

We believe that these are progressively experienced in daily life as the believer abides in Christ by daily surrender, faith, communication and obedience (John 15:1-5; 14:15; Rom. 12:1; Gal. 2:20; Col. 3:16; 1 Thess. 5:17).

We believe that God ordained marriage for the purposes of 1) companionship, 2) the proper context for the sexual expression of love and for propagation, and 3) for the teaching of Biblical truth and values to succeeding generations (Gen. 1, 2; Deut. 6:4-7).

We believe that a family consists of one biological man and one biological woman who are married to each other and any children that are born or adopted and raised in this relationship, though some family units may be limited by circumstances to a partial grouping of the above.

We believe sexual lusts and activities that deviate from this relationship (such as pornography, incest, child molestation, pre-marital/extra-marital/homosexual intercourse, etc.) are considered sinful by God and are to be avoided (Matt 5:27-28; 1 Cor. 6:9-11; Rom. 1:24-27; Heb. 13:4).

We believe that God also honors those that remain single and celibate and that they are able to serve God with a singleness of purpose that is not encumbered by marital duties (1 Cor. 7:32-37).

We believe that God created the human race in His image, both male and female, in perfection. Therefore any conduct with the intent to adopt a sex other that one’s biological birth sex is immoral and therefore sin. (Gen. 1:27; Deut. 22:5)

We believe that civil government is of divine appointment for the interests of good order of society; that governing authorities are to be prayed for, conscientiously honored and obeyed except in things opposed to the will of our Lord Jesus Christ Who is the only Lord of our conscience and the coming King of kings on earth (Rom. 13:1-14; 1 Pet. 2:13-14; 1 Tim. 2:1-5; Acts 5:29).

Mission

Leading people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.

Core Values

Intamacy with God, Community with other believers, Influence with outsiders.

How we serve

At Grace Point, you would see that we are interested in ministering to the total person. This emphasis is seen in our relevant teaching time and in all aspects of our programs.

A small group, a church dinner, a camping trip, a ball game, and a host of other activities constantly remind us that God relates to all of life.

Family worship, we believe, strengthens the home, and strong homes produce strong persons. A proper balance exists between age-geared programs and those the whole family can enjoy together.

We place a great emphasis on preserving and strengthening family units.

Whatever the age of your children, you’ll find that we value them highly and strive to help parents meet their spiritual needs through clear Bible instruction.

Sunday School offers a class for every age, with nursery care beginning at six weeks.
Children are taught biblical content and trained to give expression to what they are learning.
Children’s Church for grades 1-6, runs simultaneously with the morning services.
A week of Vacation Bible School (We call it GP Kids Camp) is a big attraction each summer.
GP Kids, on Wednesday evenings during the school year, has a variety of profitable and enjoyable activities that appeal to children.

Our student ministry, GPC Youth, exists to encourage 7th-12th graders to relentlessly pursue the God who relentlessly pursues them.

Since Sunday night is the least busy night in the life of a teen, we meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. every Sunday night during the school year. At Launch, our Sunday night program, we get together to play games, sing, listen to relevant and practical teaching, and meet in small groups. Our student program also offers many special activities throughout the year.

Find us on Facebook (@GracePointChurchYouth), Twitter, and Instagram (both @G_P_CYouth) to stay up to date with our most current events and teaching series.

Designed to promote authentic community, these small group meetings are environments where people can pursue a deeper relationship with God and feel free to be themselves. Groups meet throughout the week at various times and locations. They are diverse in makeup but each incorporates prayer, Bible study and fellowship. Many people in our church would say that their involvement in a Community Group has made a huge difference in their spiritual lives and relationships.

Contact the church office for more information or to let us know you are interested in being part of one.

A church’s heart for missions is reflected in several areas. One is the financial commitment the church is willing to make. A significant portion of our budget is devoted to missions. We help in the support of about twelve missionaries and several mission agencies and send out an ever-growing number of people on short-term missions projects each year. This church will provide interested people with many opportunities to become part of reaching our world for Christ.
When you attend a worship service here, you will likely notice that people are participants and not just spectators. We believe that our worship is given as an offering of praise to God. We encourage the use of music, drama, monologues, and other artistic expression in our service to Him.
All of our morning messages are recorded and made available digitally (on iTunes or our website) or in hard copy (by request). The library, accessible from the South Wing, offers a variety of books, CD’s and videos for your personal enrichment and spiritual growth.
In an effort to share the timeless Word with those who cannot hear with their ears, we sign most of the services for the hearing impaired.
Our pastors are available for pastoral–not clinical–counseling. In the vast majority of circumstances this is the most appropriate help that can be given.

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You cannot do life alone. Community is glue that hold us together. So we want to provide places for you to find a community. No these communities are not perfect but we are open, honest, and loving.